Between the Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Mountains lies the unique Nagarhole National Park, in the thriving Karnataka. Shaped by tropical forests and grasslands, home to majestic elephants, mighty tigers, leopards, gaurs, bonnet macaque, Nilgiri-thars and many more. The park is not only an idyllic paradise for the exotic animals, but also for you – in the midst of luxury. This experience will take you from Bangalore to the magical Kabini River, where you will enjoy the fantastic hotel, guided by charm and elegance. There you can interact with the house own elephant, feed or take a bath with him. The next day, you will have a relaxed boat safari on the river in the morning, followed by an afternoon safari bus safari. Spend some time in the pool, listen to the bird twittering and lean back. For evening entertainment you can marvel at a traditional dance performance. Expose the atmosphere between adventure and pure fascination!
Day 1 – Arrival in Bangalore and Drive to Kabini
Upon arrival in the capital of the state Karnataka: Bangalore (also Bengaluru) you will be picked up by private car from the airport. The chauffeur will drive you to the fabulous Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge (Orange County) in Kabini near the Nagarhole National Park. While discovering a local dimension to the luxury of the hotel, which is truly liberating, this accommodation gives you a wildlife experience like no other. Inspired by the design of the Hadi or tribal villages, the resort is a picturesque place with sweeping panoramic views on two sides of the Kabini River. The hotel offers you the chance to feed the house-own elephant or bath him in the river, an excellent opportunity to get to know the elephants better. In the evening, enjoy a dance performance by the Kuruba tribe, a traditional campfire dance accompanied by two wooden drums and a wind instrument.
Day 2 – Kabini Nagarhole Nationalpark – Boat & Safari bus Safari
Early in the morning, a boat safari on the river awaits you. You are brought upstream to the Kabini River, where the river separates Nagarhole National Park from Bandipur National Park. On the shores of Kabini, you can now experience the largest community of Asian elephants feeding peacefully and continuing their lives. In addition to various wild animals sighted on the high banks, the boat safari offers the opportunity to observe the swamp crocodile, the Indian otter and the countless water birds … Then you have time to have breakfast in the hotel. You can rest for the rest of the day. A beautiful reading lounge, a traditional Ayurvedic village and a timeless infinity pool provide relaxation and rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. Other facilities include a boardroom and a well-stocked bar. In the afternoon, a safari bus safari awaits you. Amongst others, you can see the following animals: Chitals, sambar, Gaurs, elephants, tigers, leopards and wild dogs (Dhole).
Day 3 – Drive back to Bangalore & Fly back to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Trivandrum or Goa
This is a fantastic experience in the Nagarhole National Park in Kabini, with many elephants and wildlife. The duration has been adjusted so, that it is possible to enjoy everything to the fullest, but also quickly. Of course, you can customise the days individually, so it fits your wish. You can start this experience via. Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Trivandrum or Goa. If you are looking for a trip to connect with this experience, it’s worth taking a look at our Luxury India Tours or simply creating your own journey.